• Deputies: Bank robber leaves ID with teller before fleeing with $800


    SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. - A man left his ID with a teller after robbing a Seminole County Wells Fargo bank, authorities said Friday.

    Deputies said the Seminole County Sheriff's Office arrested Gabriel Mendez Brignoni, 32, of Debary on charges of robbing the bank on West Lake Mary Boulevard in Lake Mary.

    Brignoni entered the bank shortly after noon on Nov. 25 and attempted to cash a check. Brignoni was asked by the teller about his interest in opening an account and provided his driver's license and Social Security card, which were then photocopied.  

    Officers said when the check came back to a closed account the teller became suspicious and began to make additional inquiries. 

    Brignoni then jumped over the counter and grabbed the $867 in cash that had been counted out to cash the check, and then fled on foot, deputies said.

    Brignoni was found on Monday at his DeBary home and was arrested.

    He was booked into the Volusia County Jail without bail and transported on Thursday  to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility.

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